Pro wrestler turned MMA fighter Jack Swagger (aka Jake Hager) spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV for a new interview. You can see highlights below, and the full interview above.
He thinks CM Punk came out on top despite losing in UFC:
"We both crossed over to MMA and tried to make the jump right at the professional level. Some of us did that successfully. You have to measure the W though because of how much money he made. He made $2 million per fight, that's a W in some books absolutely."
He wants to fight under the name Jack Swagger:
"Technically right now WWE owns the intellectual property for it but it's not trademarked so I'm working to own that. I'm hoping to fight as Jack Swagger... I think today you need to really consider yourself an athlete that considers himself a brand. It is a business. We are all here to make money, a lot of money. So we have to brand ourselves accordingly and Jack Swagger is a cool last name."
His thoughts on AEW:
"Very excited about it. When they signed Chris Jericho, they immediately changed the landscape of pro wrestling which is very cool. Hats off to Cody, to The Bucks to everybody involved in AEW. It truly is incredible because it's definitely changing the landscape of pro wrestling."